Harry's First Night in the Hospital
by Christopher Memoli & Illustrated by Adrienne Riso
In the first book: Open Your Heart to Harry, Harry first learns of his heart defect and begins to understand why he has such difficulty participating in physical activities. Now, Harry has finished the first grade in school and is going to summer camp. His heart condition continues to challenge his ability to participate in camp activities as well as being able to fit in amongst his peers. He is also faced with a new experience…spending his first night in a hospital! Join Harry as he confronts his fears and continues to learn about his heart defect while conquering the hurdles that go along with having such a condition.
About the Author:
Christopher Memoli is a survivor of a rare heart defect known as Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA), an uncommon type of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). He had his first open heart surgery at 19 years old and his second open heart surgery at 44 years old. In addition to his surgeries, he has undergone multiple medical procedures. Despite the challenges of his condition, he enjoys a full life and is an inspiration for thousands of individuals facing challenges in life. Christopher graduated from Boston University. He is now a successful community development financier in New York City with a deep commitment to philanthropy. He resides with his wife and two children in Westchester County, New York.
Christopher maintains a fierce determination and positive attitude to conquer all the difficulties he encounters. He is a second-degree black belt karate, an avid golfer, a talented drummer and a loving father and husband. He is also a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Association.
In addition, Christopher is a passionate author revealing his experience dealing with a heart condition since his early childhood. He tells his story through the life of Harry, offering an empathetic and inspirational voice to those faced with adversity.
- First Edtion
- 7x10, Paperback - Perfect Laminate Gloss, white semigloss, color interior, 74 pages